Open Grid for Smart Cities (also known as OpenGrid AMI on the AWS Marketplace) is an interactive, map-based platform to explore publicly-available open data sets in an easy-to-use-interface. OpenGrid enables municipalities to offer residents, businesses and communities a better way to interact with public data. Users can perform advanced queries to filter data and search within custom boundaries or based on the user’s location.
This project builds on our previous investments in OpenGrid, an open source version of WindyGrid, by the City of Chicago. Kyla Williams runs this project for Smart Chicago and our partner, Uturn Data Solutions is the key entity for the project. It is also a key component in our drive to get the great work we’ve done in civic tech in the hands of the people who need it most.